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By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann

Anthony turns up in Caroline’s bedroom one night bearing waffle fries, a beat-up book, and a homework assignment they’re supposed to do together: explore Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself”. Chronically sick, Caroline hasn’t been to school in a while… and can’t ever remember meeting some kid named Anthony, which dials up both her suspicions and her “snark-o-meter.” But as the two get to know each other through Whitman’s powerful verse, they finally learn of the deeper mystery which brought them together. I AND YOU is a valentine to youth, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

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Language, Mature Themes

Running Time:
90 minutes. There is no intermission.


Suzi Recommended

January 29–February 21, 2016

Performances:
Thursday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $20–$30

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5 Questions with Lauren Gunderson

Aurora Apprentice Company member Brooke Owens interviewed Atlanta native Lauren Gunderson, playwright of I and You.

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I and You Community Conversation

Community Conversation: “Misfitting In”
February 11, 2016 | 7:15–7:55pm

Every teenager feels like they don’t fit in at some point. Even adults feel that way occasionally, being “alone in a room full of people.” The need to be a part of group is instinctual; it’s survival. But what happens when someone genuinely feels they don’t fit in? Join us for a conversation about assessing the social situations and anxieties that can make acceptance difficult, and ways to empower both parents and teenagers to address and overcome these obstacles with positive tactics.


Cast
Anthony J.L. Reed
Caroline Devon Hales
Anthony u/s Mike Filer
Caroline u/s Jasmine Ellis
Production Staff
Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Director Jaclyn Hofmann
Stage Manager Cate Lightburn
Set Designer Lee Maples
Lighting Designer Jordan Wardach
Sound Designer Daniel Pope
Costume Designer Andrew Hobson
Props Designer Kristen Hunsicker
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director Daniel Terry
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Directing Assistant Alexandra Mahoney